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Earnest
1 The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Genre : Fiction
" The Importance of Being Earnest" is celebrated not only for the lighthearted ingenuity of its plot, but for its inspired dialogue, rich with scintillating epigrams still savored by all who enjoy artful conversation. From the play's effervescent beginnings in Algernon Moncrieff's London flat to its hilarious denouement in the drawing room of Jack Worthing's country manor in Hertfordshire, this comic masterpiece keeps audiences breathlessly anticipating a new bon mot or a fresh twist of plot moment to moment. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

2 A Woman of No Importance - Sonia Purnell
Auteur : Sonia Purnell
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by NPR, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the Seattle Times, the Washington Independent Review of Books, PopSugar, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, BookBrowse, the Spectator, and the Times of London

Winner of the Plutarch Award for Best Biography

“Excellent…This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down.” -- The New York Times Book Review

"A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people -- and a little resistance." - NPR

"A meticiulous history that reads like a thriller." - Ben Macintyre


A never-before-told story of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the co

3 A Woman of No Importance - Oscar Wilde
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Genre : Fiction & Literature
The dramatic rights of ‘A Woman of No Importance’ belong to Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree and to Robert Ross, executor and administrator of Oscar Wilde’s estate

Earnest
Trivial
Serious
4 The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People - Oscar Wilde
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Genre : Fiction & Literature
The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People is a play by Oscar Wilde. First performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London, it is a farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personæ in order to escape burdensome social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major themes are the triviality with which it treats institutions as serious as marriage, and the resulting satire of Victorian ways. Contemporary reviews all praised the play's humour, though some were cautious about its explicit lack of social messages, while others foresaw the modern consensus that it was the culmination of Wilde's artistic career so far. Its high farce and witty dialogue have helped make The Importance of Being Earnest Wilde's most enduringly popular play.
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Unfortunate
6 The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty: A Novel - Amanda Filipacchi
Auteur : Amanda Filipacchi
Genre : Literary
"A sure comic touch . . . smart and sweet . . . a tribute to the pleasures of friendship." —The New Yorker

In the heart of New York City, a group of artistic friends struggles with society's standards of beauty. At the center are Barb and Lily, two women at opposite ends of the beauty spectrum, but with the same problem: each fears she will never find a love that can overcome her looks. Barb, a stunningly beautiful costume designer, makes herself ugly in hopes of finding true love. Meanwhile, her friend Lily, a brilliantly talented but plain-looking musician, goes to fantastic lengths to attract the man who has rejected her—with results that are as touching as they are transformative.

To complicate matters, Barb and Lily discover that they may have a murderer in their midst, that Barb’s calm disposition is more dangerously provocative than her beauty ever was,

Compassion
7 Self-Compassion - Dr. Kristin Neff
Auteur : Dr. Kristin Neff
Genre : Self-Improvement
Kristin Neff, Ph.D., says that it’s time to “stop beating yourself up and leave insecurity behind.” Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind offers expert advice on how to limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more contented, fulfilled life.

More and more, psychologists are turning away from an emphasis on self-esteem and moving toward self-compassion in the treatment of their patients—and Dr. Neff’s extraordinary book offers exercises and action plans for dealing with every emotionally debilitating struggle, be it parenting, weight loss, or any of the numerous trials of everyday living.  

Earnest
8 The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Genre : Theater
The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedic play by Oscar Wilde that satirizes the lifestyle of the upper classes in Victorian England.

Sanctuary
Outcasts
9 In the Sanctuary of Outcasts - Neil White
Auteur : Neil White
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
"A remarkable story of a young man's loss of everything he deemed important, and his ultimate discovery that redemption can be taught by society's most dreaded outcasts." —John Grisham

"Hilarious, astonishing, and deeply moving." —John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

The emotional, incredible true story of Neil White, a man who discovers the secret to happiness, leading a fulfilling life, and the importance of fatherhood in the most unlikely of places—the last leper colony in the continental United States. In the words of Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler (A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain), White is “a splendid writer,” and In the Sanctuary of Outcasts “a book that will endure.”

Earnest
Dramatic
Edition
10 The Importance of Being Earnest: Dramatic Audio Edition - Oscar Wilde
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Genre : Theater
Oscar Wilde's classic play The Importance of Being Earnest: Dramatic Audio Edition. You can now listen, read, or listen and read along with a cast of characters acting out the story. 

Publisher's Note: You must download over WiFi.  

Praying
Circles
Children
11 Praying Circles around Your Children - Mark Batterson
Auteur : Mark Batterson
Genre : Christianity
Based on his New York Times bestseller, The Circle Maker, Mark Batterson shows ordinary parents how to become extraordinary influencers in the lives of their children.

Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids.

You'll see how prayer is your secret weapon as Batterson teaches you how to:
Create prayer lists unique to your familyClaim God-inspired promises for your childrenTurn your family circle into a prayer circleDiscover your child's life themesand more
As Batterson says, "I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you can leave a

Manners
12 The Family and Manners In Islam - Fahd Salem Bahammam
Auteur : Fahd Salem Bahammam
Genre : Islam
An explanation of the position of the family in Islam and how Islam urges its members to preserve it and keep it together, delineating the respective rights and obligations of all members of the family, stressing the position of the woman as a fundamental member of the family and discussing matters relating to marriage in Islam. The book also discusses the importance of good manners in Islam and sheds light on some aspects of the Prophet’s noble character relating to humility, mercy, justice, kindness and generosity.

Sunsets
13 The Land of Mango Sunsets - Dorothea Benton Frank
Auteur : Dorothea Benton Frank
Genre : Fiction & Literature
Her despicable husband left her for a lingerie model who's barely more than a teenager, and her kids are busy with their own lives. But before Miriam Elizabeth Swanson can work herself up into a true snit about it all, her newest tenant, Liz, arrives from Birmingham with plenty of troubles of her own. Then Miriam meets a man named Harrison, who makes her laugh, makes her cry, and makes her feel like a brand-new woman.

It's almost too much for one Manhattan quasi-socialite to handle—so Miriam's escaping to the enchanted and mysterious land of Sullivans Island, deep in the low country of South Carolina, a place where she can finally get her head on straight—and perhaps figure out that pride is not what's going to keep her warm at night . . .

14 The Importance of Being Wicked - Miranda Neville
Auteur : Miranda Neville
Genre : Historical
With her captivating romances filled with brilliant intrigue, Miranda Neville has already won legions of fans among readers of historical romance. And her new series set in lusty Georgian England is sure to satisfy. The men are reckless, the women daring, and the hero and heroine The Importance of Being Wicked are no exception. He's a duke who needs to marry a society wife. She's the troublemaker who's going to show him a thing or two about love. The solution: a marriage of convenience rife with powerful passion! If you like Lisa Kleypas and Eloisa James, you'll love the historical romances written by Miranda Neville.

Amazing
15 What's So Amazing About Grace? - Philip Yancey
Auteur : Philip Yancey
Genre : Christianity
OVER ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD!

Discover grace as you've never known it before: the most powerful force in the universe and our only hope for love and forgiveness.

Grace is the church's great distinctive. It's the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else--for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world.

In What's So Amazing About Grace? award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God's love for the undeserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy?

Yancey sets grace in the midst of life's stark images, tests its mettle against horrific "ungrace":
Can grace survive in the mids

16 Truth & Beauty - Ann Patchett
Auteur : Ann Patchett
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
"A loving testament to the work and reward of the best friendships, the kind where your arms can’t distinguish burden from embrace.” --People

New York Times Bestselling author Ann Patchett’s first work of nonfiction chronicling her decades-long friendship with the critically acclaimed and recently deceased author, Lucy Grealy.

Ann Patchett and the late Lucy Grealy met in college in 1981, and, after enrolling in the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, began a friendship that would be as defining to both of their lives as their work. In Gealy's critically acclaimed and hugely successful memoir, Autobiography of a Face, she wrote about losing part of her jaw to childhood cancer, years of chemotherapy and radiation, and endless reconstructive surgeries. In Truth & Beauty, the story isn't Lucy's life or Ann's life, but the parts of their lives they shared together.

Scandalous
17 The Importance of Being Scandalous - Kimberly Bell
Auteur : Kimberly Bell
Genre : Historical
A horse race in trousers on Rotten Row. Visiting a gaming hall in a dress that would make her mother faint. Sneaking an invitation to a masquerade ball attended by only the wickedest, most debauched members of society…

None of these things are scaring off bookish but strong-willed Amelia Bishop’s stuffy, egotistical fiancé.

The only thing left is to entice childhood friend Nicholas Wakefield into a truly engagement-ending scandal. The Wakefields are the height of propriety, and Nicholas’s parents have made it clear a wife from the neighboring Bishop family would be unacceptable…

But Nicholas would give up his family and his fortune if Amelia would ever see him as more than just a childhood friend. He’ll go along with her scheme, even if it means ruining them both, because he’s got a plan that will change her mind about him be

Religious
Knowledge
Happiness
Mankind
Preached
Society
Propagating
Christian
Knowledge
Anniversary
Meeting
Edinburgh
January
18 The importance of religious knowledge to the happiness of mankind. A sermon preached before the Society for propagating Christian Knowledge: at their anniversary meeting in the High Church of Edinburgh, on Monday, January 1. 1750. ... By Hugh Blair ... T - Hugh Blair
Auteur : Hugh Blair
Genre : Fiction & Literature
The importance of religious knowledge to the happiness of mankind. A sermon preached before the Society for propagating Christian Knowledge: at their anniversary meeting in the High Church of Edinburgh, on Monday, January 1. 1750. ... By Hugh Blair ... To which is subjoin'd a short account of the present state of the society, Hugh Blair. The importance of religious knowledge to the happiness of mankind. A sermon preached before the Society for propagating Christian Knowledge: at their anniversary meeting in the High Church of Edinburgh, on Monday, January 1. 1750. ... By Hugh Blair ... To which is subjoin'd a short account of the present state of the society Blair, Hugh, 1718-1800. [2],50p. ; 8⁰. Edinburgh : printed by R. Fleming, for A. Kincaid, 1750. Drop-head title on p.39: 'State of the Society in Scotland, for propagating Christian Knowledge, in the year 1750.'. Reproduction of or

Immutable
Branding
19 The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding - Al Ries & Laura Ries
Auteur : Al Ries & Laura Ries
Genre : Marketing & Sales
This marketing classic has been expanded to include new commentary, new illustrations, and a bonus book: The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding.

Smart and accessible, The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding is the definitive text on branding, pairing anecdotes about some of the best brands in the world, like Rolex, Volvo, and Heineken, with the signature savvy of marketing gurus Al and Laura Ries. Combining The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding and The 11 Immutable Laws of Internet Branding, this book proclaims that the only way to stand out in today's marketplace is to build your product or service into a brand—and provides the step-by-step instructions you need to do so.

The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding also tackles one of the most challenging marketing problems today: branding on the Web. The Rieses divulge the controversial and counterintuitive strategies and secre

20 Grave Importance - Vivian Shaw
Auteur : Vivian Shaw
Genre : Contemporary
A charmingly witty fantasy adventure in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, who must solve a dangerous medical mystery at a secret French spa for mummies.
Oasis Natrun: a private, exclusive, highly secret luxury health spa for mummies, high in the hills above Marseille, equipped with the very latest in therapeutic innovations both magical and medical. To Dr. Greta Helsing, London's de facto mummy specialist, it sounds like paradise. But when Greta is invited to spend four months there as the interim clinical director, it isn't long before she finds herself faced with a medical mystery that will take all her diagnostic skill to solve.
A peculiar complaint is spreading among her mummy patients, one she's never seen before. With help from her friends and colleagues -- including Dr. Faust (yes, that Dr. Faust), a sle

21 The Muslim’s Fast - Fahd Salem Bahammam
Auteur : Fahd Salem Bahammam
Genre : Islam
A description and explanation of fasting, which is one of the five pillars of Islam, and an explanation of its rulings and lofty objectives

22 The Importance of Being Little - Erika Christakis
Auteur : Erika Christakis
Genre : Parenting
“Christakis . . . expertly weaves academic research, personal experience and anecdotal evidence into her book . . . a bracing and convincing case that early education has reached a point of crisis . . . her book is a rare thing: a serious work of research that also happens to be well-written and personal . . . engaging and important.”
 --Washington Post

"What kids need from grown-ups (but aren't getting)...an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word: play."
--NPR

The New York Times bestseller that provides a  bold challenge to the conventional wisdom about early childhood, with a pragmatic program to encourage pare

Ruthless
23 Ruthless Trust - Brennan Manning
Auteur : Brennan Manning
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
In his sequel to The Ragamuffin Gospel bestselling author Brennan Manning shows how true and radical trust in God can transform our lives.

Manning, beloved author and spiritual teacher, shows us how trust in God can transform our lives and open us up to deeper experiences of grace and love. In Ruthless Trust, he turns his focus from furious love to radical trust, revealing the ways in which trust renews our faith and help us grow.

24 Nancy Wake - Peter FitzSimons
Auteur : Peter FitzSimons
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
The gripping true story of the woman who became the Gestapo's most wanted spy
In the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person.

As a naïve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do everything in her power to rid Europe of the Nazis. What began as a courier job here and there became a highly successful escape network for Allied soldiers, perfectly camouflaged by Nancy's high-society life in Marseille.

Her network was soon so successful - and so notorious - that she was forced to flee France to escape the Gestapo, who had dubbed her "the white mouse" for her knack of slipping through its traps. But Nancy was a passionate enemy of the Nazis and refu

Complete
Annotated
Critical
Examination
Biography
25 The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde (Annotated with Critical Examination of Wilde’s Plays and Short Biography of Oscar Wilde) - Oscar Wilde
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Genre : Theater
The complete works of Oscar Wilde are collected here with an active table of contents to help you easily navigate to each work. Includes all of Wilde’s published works with critical examinations of his each of his major works. A biography of the life and times of Oscar Wilde is also included.

The following works are included in this massive anthology:
Non-fiction:
A Critic in Pall Mall
De Profundis
Essays & Lectures
Intentions
Miscellaneous Aphorisms
The Soul of Man Under Socialism

Novels:
The Picture of Dorian Grey

Plays:
The Duchess of Padua
Fragmented and Unfinished Works
For Love of the King
An Ideal Husband
The Importance of Being Earnest
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Vera, or Nihilists
A Woman of No Importance

Poems

Stories:

Mansion
Mystery
26 The Mansion of Mystery - Chester K. Steele
Auteur : Chester K. Steele
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
Mr. and Mrs. Langmore were found mysteriously murdered in their mansion one morning. Their daughter Margaret, who was at home at the time of the deaths, is quickly suspected of having committed the crime. However, her fiance Raymond Case will not believe in her guilt and convinces the famous detective Adam Adams to investigate. This book was written by Edward Stratemeyer, head of the Stratemeyer Syndicate, under the pseudonym of Chester K. Steele.

Discovery
27 Discovery of Sound in the Sea Book I: Importance of Sound - Christopher W. Knowlton, Holly Morin, Gail Scowcroft & Kathy Vigness-Raposa
Auteur : Christopher W. Knowlton, Holly Morin, Gail Scowcroft & Kathy Vigness-Raposa
Genre : Science & Nature
Sounds produced by marine animals, natural processes, and human activities fill the global ocean. Because water is an effective medium for the transmission of sound, both marine animals and people use sound as a tool for finding objects, navigating, and communicating under water.

The content in this book is based on the Discovery of Sound in the Sea project (DOSITS), including its website - www.dosits.org. The DOSITS content is based on well-understood scientific principles, peer-reviewed literature, and high quality sources of scientific data. Independent experts, who specialize in underwater acoustics, have reviewed all of the book’s content.

This DOSITS book focuses on sound in the ocean, both natural and human produced. Despite the marine focus, much of the information about these sounds and the related underwater bioacoustic principles are true for all aqua

28 On the Edge - Alison Levine & Mike Krzyzewski
Auteur : Alison Levine & Mike Krzyzewski
Genre : Management & Leadership
On the Edge is an engaging leadership manual that provides concrete insights garnered from various extreme environments ranging from Mt Everest to the South Pole. By reflecting on the lessons learned from her various expeditions, author Alison Levine makes the case that the leadership principles that apply in extreme adventure sport also apply in today's extreme business environments. Both settings require you to be able to make crucial decisions on the spot when the conditions around you are far from perfect. Your survival -and the survival of your team-depend on it. Featuring a Foreword from legendary Duke University basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski who knows all about leadership, On the Edge provides a framework to help people scale whatever big peaks they aspire to climb-be they literal or figurative-by offering practical, humorous, and often unorthodox advice about how to grow as a

29 A Death of No Importance - Mariah Fredericks
Auteur : Mariah Fredericks
Genre : Historical
“A taut, suspenseful, and complex murder mystery with gorgeous period detail.”—Susan Elia MacNeal

For only $6.99: Through her exquisite prose, sharp observation and deft plotting, Mariah Fredericks invites us into the heart of a changing New York in her remarkable debut adult novel, A Death of No Importance.

NEW YORK CITY, 1910. Invisible until she’s needed, Jane Prescott has perfected the art of serving as a lady’s maid to the city’s upper echelons. She works for the Benchley family, who are dismissed by the elite as “new money,” and who cause outrage when their daughter Charlotte becomes engaged to notorious eminent playboy Norrie Newsome.

But when Norrie is found murdered at a party, Jane discovers she is uniquely positioned to find the killer—she’s a woman no one sees, but who witnesses everything; who possesses no s

Foolish
30 The Importance of Being Foolish - Brennan Manning
Auteur : Brennan Manning
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
In the eyes of the world, Jesus was a fool. He did not abide by the rules of his day; the people he associated with were shunned by society; his Sermon on the Mount reads likea primer on being left behind, stepped on, and ignored. In order for us to truly be the people Jesus wants us to be, we too must learn to become "foolish."

Becoming a Christian is not a magical enterprise by which we are automatically transformed into better people. We must train to become who God intends us to be. In The Importance of Being Foolish, bestselling Christian author Brennan Manning teaches us how to think like Jesus. By reorienting our lives according to the gospel we may appear to be fools in the eyes of the world, but Manning reveals that this is exactly what Jesus wants.

In a powerful exploration of the mind of Christ, Manning reveals how our obsession with security, pleasure,

31 The Power of Rest - Matthew Edlund
Auteur : Matthew Edlund
Genre : Health & Fitness
This groundbreaking book takes a fresh look at the role that rest plays in the quality of your life, offering a proven program to enhance your health, help you look younger, and feel restored. The Power of Rest provides a low-cost, low-risk answer to some pressing health concerns, and is an important adjunct for those already investing time, energy, and money in their health. Readers interested in a new plan to help with sleep disruptions, fatigue, lack of zest, weight loss, or diabetes will find many helpful suggestions in The Power of Rest.

32 The Green Book - Jill Paton Walsh
Auteur : Jill Paton Walsh
Genre : Sci-Fi
Jill Paton Walsh's classic science fiction novel The Green Book is now available from Square Fish with a brand–new cover!

Pattie and her family are among the last refugees to flee a dying Earth in an old spaceship. And when the group finally lands on the distant planet which is to be their new home, it seems that the four-year journey has been a success. But as they begin to settle this shiny new world, they discover that the colony is in serious jeopardy. Nothing on this planet is edible, and they may not be able to grow food. With supplies dwindling, Pattie and her sister decide to take the one chance that might make life possible on Shine.

33 Once I Was You - Maria Hinojosa
Auteur : Maria Hinojosa
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
“Maria’s perspective is powerful and vital. Years ago, when In the Heights was just starting off-Broadway, Maria got the word out to our community to support this new musical about our neighborhoods. She has been a champion of our triumphs, a critic of our detractors, and a driving force to right the wrongs our society faces. When Maria speaks, I’m ready to listen and learn.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda

Emmy Award–winning journalist and anchor of NPR’s Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa, tells the story of immigration in America through her family’s experiences and decades of reporting, painting an unflinching portrait of a country in crisis.

Maria Hinojosa is an award-winning journalist who has collaborated with the most respected networks and is known for bringing humanity to her reporting. In this beautifully-rendered memoir, she relat

Debutante
34 The Ex-Debutante - Linda Francis Lee
Auteur : Linda Francis Lee
Genre : Fiction & Literature
When Carlisle Wainwright Cushing left her native Texas to start a new life in Boston, she had no regrets. The former Texas debutante, who never felt at home in her Southern skin, had found liberation--or so she thought. Until the day she gets an urgent call from her mother, reporting that: one, the Symphony Association Debutante Ball, which Carlisle's family has sponsored for years, is about to be called off; Two, her mother's divorce has the whole town talking; And three, the family's good name is at stake and Carlisle is the only one who can fix it all. So Carlisle takes a leave of absence from her law firm and goes to Texas to help. Her fiance, who has no idea she's an heiress, can't know that she's organizing the ball, handling the dramas of the girls involved, settling her mother's suit--and coming face to face with the true love of her life, whom she ran out on when she left Texas.

Enchantment
35 The Uses of Enchantment - Bruno Bettelheim
Auteur : Bruno Bettelheim
Genre : Psychology
Winner of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award

"A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales."—John Updike, The New York Times Book Review
 
Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development.

Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to “The Three Little Pigs,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “The Sleeping Beauty,” Bettelheim shows how the fantastical, sometimes cruel, but always deeply significant narrative strands of the classic fairy tales can aid in our greatest human task, that of finding meaning for one’s life.

Flexibility
36 The Genius of Flexibility - Robert Donald Cooley
Auteur : Robert Donald Cooley
Genre : Health & Fitness
Stretches for sixteen unique muscle groups with physiological and psychological benefits.

The Technique: RESISTANCE STRETCHING® offers immediate, cumulative, and permanent increases in flexibility, takes the pain out of stretching, and protects you from injuring yourself by overstretching.

Happiness
Absolute
37 Happiness and Other Small Things of Absolute Importance - Haim Shapira
Auteur : Haim Shapira
Genre : Spirituality
We all want to be happy but what is happiness? Haim Shapira navigates the terrain of happiness, exploring and contemplating an eclectic range of theories and insights into the conflicts we face on our journey to creating our own happiness.

What is your happiest moment? How can you know it? Do we waste time or does time waste us? Are questions about meaning truly meaningful? What’s really important? Drawing on literary and philosophical sources ranging from Alice in Wonderland and The Little Prince to Leo Tolstoy, King Solomon and Friedrich Nietzsche, Haim Shapira invites us to challenge our perspectives on happiness and provides us with alternative ways to appreciate what is important. As Haim concludes it is in the spaces between the possible paths that we might take that we are able to find a place of grace, and where the things that matter to us will light our way. The ch

Earnest
38 The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde
Auteur : Oscar Wilde
Genre : Theater
Crafted at the height of his powers, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is a brilliantly written three act drama rife with witty jokes and ingenious one-liners which still feel as fresh and insightful today as when they were first written, over a century ago in 1895. The play’s structure continues to be studied by academics and the play itself read and enjoyed the world over for its sheer entertainment value.

This new digital edition of The Importance of Being Earnest includes an image gallery.

39 Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire - Jim Cymbala
Auteur : Jim Cymbala
Genre : Christianity
MORE THAN ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD

For anyone seeking to live at the center of God's purposes, this well-loved book points the way to new spiritual vitality in the church and in your own life.

A classic must-read for readers looking for hope and transformation in the church today, Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire shows what the Holy Spirit can do when believers get serious about prayer and the gospel. As this compelling book reveals, God moves in life-changing ways - calling us back from spiritual dead ends, apathy, and lukewarm religion - when we set aside our own agendas, take him at his word, and listen for his voice.

Pastor Jim Cymbala knows from personal experience. Back in the early 1970s his own church, the Brooklyn Tabernacle, was a struggling congregation of twenty. Then they began to pray, God began to move, and street-hardened lives by the hundr

40 What's Next? - Chris Hodges
Auteur : Chris Hodges
Genre : Christianity
A deeper and more intimate relationship with God is closer than you think.

Have you ever felt as if something were missing from your life? Are you longing for a clearer sense of purpose? Do you feel stuck in a spiritual rut? In What’s Next?, bestselling author Chris Hodges offers a practical guide to all those looking for clarity and direction and reveals the four steps to spiritual maturity:
know God,find freedom,discover purpose, andmake a difference.
He demonstrates how each step is part of both a linear path and a cycle leading to deeper levels of faith. Accessible and clear, concise and profound, no matter where you are in your journey, What’s Next? is the guide you need to find your way and discover the joy that comes walking the road of richer faith.

Freedom
41 The First and Last Freedom - Jiddu Krishnamurti
Auteur : Jiddu Krishnamurti
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
Krishnamurti is a leading spiritual teacher of our century. In The First and Last Freedom he cuts away symbols and false associations in the search for pure truth and perfect freedom. Through discussions on suffering, fear, gossip, sex and other topics, Krishnamurti’s quest becomes the readers, an undertaking of tremendous significance.

42 The Importance of Being Ernest: The Life of Actor Jim Varney (Stuff that Vern doesn't even know) - Justin Lloyd
Auteur : Justin Lloyd
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Ernest, the lovable blue-collar buffoon, was a staple of pop culture in countless commercials, nearly a dozen movies and an award-winning Saturday-morning TV show. Today, millions of fans still mourn the loss of actor Jim Varney, who portrayed Ernest and who died at age 50 in 2000 of cancer. Ernest fans are finally getting the biography they have been waiting for in this comprehensive work by Jim’s nephew, Justin Lloyd. “The Importance of Being Ernest: The Life of Actor Jim Varney” traces Jim’s journey from a child in Lexington, Kentucky, with dreams of being a stage and film actor to becoming an iconic entertainment figure in the tradition of Charlie Chaplin’s “The Little Tramp.”

The book is based on numerous interviews with family members and intimates of Jim who have never spoken publicly before about what drove the actor and ho

43 Oscar Wilde and a Death of No Importance - Gyles Brandreth
Auteur : Gyles Brandreth
Genre : Historical
Lovers of historical mysteries will relish this chilling Victorian tale based on real events and cloaked in authenticity. The first in a series of fiendishly clever historical murder mysteries, it casts British literature’s most fascinating and controversial figure as the lead sleuth.

A young artist’s model has been murdered, and legendary wit Oscar Wilde enlists his friends Arthur Conan Doyle and Robert Sherard to help him investigate. But when they arrive at the scene of the crime they find no sign of the gruesome killing—save one small spatter of blood, high on the wall. Set in London, Paris, Oxford, and Edinburgh at the height of Queen Victoria’s reign, here is a gripping eyewitness account of Wilde’s secret involvement in the curious case of Billy Wood, a young man whose brutal murder served as the inspiration for The Picture of Dorian Gray. Told by Wilde

44 Last Woman Hanged - Caroline Overington
Auteur : Caroline Overington
Genre : History
Two husbands, four trials and one bloody execution: Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book (Non-fiction) -- the terrible true story of Louisa Collins. In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa's husbands had died suddenly and the Crown, convinced that Louisa poisoned them with arsenic, put her on trial an extraordinary four times in order to get a conviction, to the horror of many in the legal community. Louisa protested her innocence until the end.

Much of the evidence against Louisa was circumstantial. Some of the most important testimony was given by her only daughter, May, who was just 10-years-old when asked to take the stand. Louisa Collins was hanged at a time when women were in no sense equal under the law -- except

45 The Importance of Being Barbra - Tom Santopietro
Auteur : Tom Santopietro
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Controversial, a global icon, a diva among divas---Barbra Streisand, the last genuinely unique show business personality of the twentieth century is the most honored entertainer in the world today. But along with the Tony, two Oscars, six Emmys, eight Grammys, ten Golden Globes, fifty gold albums, and wild acclaim have come wildly diverse reactions to a personality as outsized as her talent. In the words of Streisand herself, "I'm a liberal, opinionated Jewish feminist---I push a lot of buttons."
In Tom Santopietro's witty yet analytical look at this one-of-a-kind career, the myths and personal foibles are stripped away, and the focus lands squarely on the work. From the early recordings to the groundbreaking television specials, from the Hollywood blockbusters to the history-making comeback concerts, Streisand's career is placed within an oftentimes uniquely American social contex

46 The Importance of Being Lazy - Al Gini
Auteur : Al Gini
Genre : History
Drawing upon in-depth case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists such as Aristotle, Mark Twain and Thorstein Veblen, Al Gini argues why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity.

From shopping sprees and extreme sports to the ultimate vacation - retirement - The Importance of Being lazy demonstrates that without true leisure, we are diminished as individuals and as a society.

Thoughts
Manners
General
Society
47 Thoughts on the importance of the manners of the great to general society - Hannah More
Auteur : Hannah More
Genre : Fiction & Literature
Thoughts on the importance of the manners of the great to general society, Hannah More. Thoughts on the importance of the manners of the great to general society More, Hannah, 1745-1833. Second edition, with additions. [4],132p. ; 8⁰. London : printed for T. Cadell, 1788. Anonymous. By Hannah More. Half-title: 'Thoughts on the manners of the great'. Reproduction of original from the Huntington Library. English Short Title Catalog, ESTCN26138. Electronic data. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. Page image (PNG). Digitized image of the microfilm version produced in Woodbridge, CT by Research Publications, 1982-2002 (later known as Primary Source Microfilm, an imprint of the Gale Group).

48 After the Shot Drops - Randy Ribay
Auteur : Randy Ribay
Genre : Sports & Recreation
A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen’s mission to create a better life for his family. Written in the tradition of Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Peña, and Walter Dean Myers, After the Shot Drops now has three starred reviews!
 
* “Belongs on the shelf alongside contemporary heavy-hitters like Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give, Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds’s All-American Boys, and Nic Stone’s Dear Martin."—School Library Journal, starred review
   
Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir spends more time with his

Consequential
Strangers
Turning
Everyday
Encounters
Changing
Moments
49 Consequential Strangers: Turning Everyday Encounters Into Life-Changing Moments - Melinda Blau & Karen L. Fingerman PhD
Auteur : Melinda Blau & Karen L. Fingerman PhD
Genre : Self-Improvement
“A mind-expanding and heart-opening book” (Daniel Goleman, author of Social Intelligence) that reveals the value of everyday interactions with people in our communities – and what we lose without them.
Our barista, our mechanic, our coworker—they populate our days, but we often take them for granted. Yet these are the people who bring novelty and information into our lives, allow us to exercise different parts of ourselves, and open us up to new opportunities. In their unprecedented examination of people on the periphery, psychologist Karen Fingerman, who coined the term “consequential strangers,” collaborates with journalist Melinda Blau to expand on and make her own groundbreaking research come alive. Drawing as well from Blau’s more than two hundred interviews with specialists in psychology, sociology, marketing, and communication, the book presents compelling stor

Classics
Authors
Include
Anautobiography
Picture
Earnest
Trivial
Serious
Frankenstein
Prometheus
50 21 classics by17 Authors Include:Jane Eyre Anautobiography,The Picture Of Dorian Gray, The Importance Of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy For Serious People,Frankenstein,Or The Modern Prometheus - Charlotte Brontë, Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelley, Hermann Hesse, Emily Brontë, H.G. Wells, Jerome K. Jerome, L.M. Montgomery, Jules Verne, Daniel Defoe, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Lewis Carroll, Randall Parrish, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Shakespeare & Alexandre Dumas
Auteur : Charlotte Brontë, Oscar Wilde, Mary Shelley, Hermann Hesse, Emily Brontë, H.G. Wells, Jerome K. Jerome, L.M. Montgomery, Jules Verne, Daniel Defoe, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, Lewis Carroll, Randall Parrish, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Shakespeare & Alexandre Dumas
Genre : Classics
Authors:
Charlotte Brontë 
Oscar Wilde
Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Hermann Hesse
Emily Bronte
H. G. Wells 
Jerome K. Jerome
 Lucy Maud Montgomery
Jules Verne
Daniel Defoe
Joseph Conrad
James Joyce
Lewis Carroll
Randall Parrish
Harriet Beecher Stowe
William Shakespeare
Alexandre Dumas [Pere]

Contents
Charlotte Brontë 
Jane Eyre Anautobiography

Oscar Wilde
The Picture Of Dorian Gray,
The Importance Of Being Earnest A Trivial Comedy For Serious People,

Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Frankenstein,Or The Modern Prometheus

Hermann Hesse
Siddhartha

Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights

H. G. Wells 
The War Of The Worlds,
The Time Machin
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